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A Recipe for Healthy Conflict

Mild task conflict — when group members disagree about the content of a task being performed — could be beneficial for teams, encouraging members to share different opinions and perspectives. ... More>


Mining the Minds of Multitaskers

Emerging scientific consensus says that multitasking hampers productivity — research sheds light on the causes and consequences of our decisions to multitask. ... More>


Get It Over With: People Choose More Difficult Tasks to Get Jobs Done More Quickly

Most of us are well-acquainted with procrastination, but new research suggests that “pre-crastination”—hurrying to complete a task as soon as possible—may also be a common phenomenon. ... More>


Making Tasks More Difficult May Help Overrule Office Distractions

Increasing the difficulty of a task may help focus attention and shield against noisy office distractions, especially for people who are more easily distracted. ... More>


Both Stars and Blunderers Get Bullied at Work

While low performers are typically the targets of bullying from co-workers, research suggests that people tagged as aces are also victimized in more discrete ways. ... More>